sonnet tech is getting preorders for its express card adapter

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by philipma1957, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey

    150 for the adapter. if you have a new mini server and a big esata box you can get easy hookup to it

    this part and the adapter are 150 plus 200 = 350 and you can hook up to this

    grand total of 650 allows up to 24tb in hdds. of course if you have the box already you need 350 in adapters. this is good for some.
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    You need Thunderbolt cable too, that's another $50.
  3. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2009
    Do they make graphics adapters that connect via the expresscard interface?
  4. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    also want to know this
  5. philipma1957 thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    90 percent sure the answer is no to that but they have a pcie express adapter coming in 2-4 months that should have the graphics card. this will help owners of large storage devices. they have an ethernet card that costs 80 bucks

    still these are not the pcie adapter or the raid0 ssd that I am looking for.
  6. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    Ah sweet, I've just purchased a Mini Server for Logic and it's gonna be sweet, but there will be some kind of external graphics capabilities through thunderbolt in the future yeah? As that's the only thing holding it up I reckon
  7. KTMjapan macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    Sonnet - chain-able ?...

    I was looking at Sonnet's site last week and saw this card adapter as well.. the big question that I could not answer by looking at the site was "Does this adapter allow for daisy-chaining"?......

    The best I could tell it only has 1 TB port - meaning that if I use this I could not use a mdp - DpDVI connector as well... ? Even if you purchase a new 27" TB display would this adapter need to be at the end of the chain ?

    Also my current eSata express card's driver was broken by Lion on my MBP (sil3132 based) so for now my card is not usable anyways... :mad:

    Anybody know if this adapter allows for daisy-chaining ??
  8. japtor macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    Yeah this would have to be on the end of the chain or on a Thunderbolt hub...which doesn't exist yet, but is possible with the protocol.
  9. DisMyMac macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2009
    Has anyone tried this yet?

    Will this fix the Sandy Bridge 23.976 fps playback bug?
  10. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    Not out yet.
  11. DisMyMac, Dec 6, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2011

    DisMyMac macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2009
    Sonnet ExpressCard-Thubderbolt adapters shipping by Dec 14, pre-orders available. Teamed with a LaCie ExpressCard, you can have USB 3 on your Mac for only, let's see...

    Thunderbolt cable: $49
    Echo ExpressCard adapter: $149.95
    LaCie USB3 ExpressCard: $49.99

    Total: $248.94 (plus shipping and taxes for the government to kill people overseas)

    Also consider a USB hub to accommodate several devices (don't forget it's USB 3 or else this is all useless).

    Have fun figuring out which cable is broken when things disconnect. :)

    Come to think of it, I'm not sure if LaCie makes OS X drivers.... Oops.

    edit- turns out they do.

    edit edit- LaCie's drivers are machine-specific, so I don't think they will work. :(

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